Coldean

A potted history

Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

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Photo:This photographic print shows men working on prefabricated housing in Parkside Estate, Coldean. It was made by the Borough Surveyor's department in December 1946. Many of the workers were only trainees due to a lack of expert builders after WW2. They were designed to only last for 15 years, but many are still in use today.

This photographic print shows men working on prefabricated housing in Parkside Estate, Coldean. It was made by the Borough Surveyor's department in December 1946. Many of the workers were only trainees due to a lack of expert builders after WW2. They were designed to only last for 15 years, but many are still in use today.

Reproduced courtesy of Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museums, Brighton & Hove

This page was added on 04/02/2007.
Comments about this page

I lived in one of these houses, in Rushlake Road, from 1958 until I moved away in 1971. They were basic, but did the job. The house is still occupied, by a relative, today.

By Derek Evans (07/12/2014)

Hello Derek. If I  remember correctly you went to school with my brother, the late Stephen Szypulski. I seem to remember being in the NTC with your brother. It is frightening to think that it was more then half a century ago!

By Richard J. Szypulski (13/12/2014)

I lived at No.68 Rushlake Road after moving from Coldean Lane. Also went to T.S. zealous with my brother Mack. Some great memories and sad ones too.

By Graham Pettit (18/11/2016)

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